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The argan Eight is a narrow-gauge heritage railway in Serbia, running from the village of Mokra Gora to argan Vitasi station. An extension to Viegrad in the Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina, was finished on 28 August 2010. It was planned to extend the railway to the village of Kremna by the end of 2011, and in 2013 to extend to the city of Uice.

The former East Bosnian railway was an important part of the former narrow-gauge main line from Sarajevo to Belgrade and closed in 1974. Between 1999 and 2003 the section over the argan pass was rebuilt by the Serbian Ministry of Tourism and the Yugoslav state railway J, now the Serbian railways (eleznice Srbije) with great help from Emir Kusturica[citation needed], a famous film director who had the town of Drvengrad (near the argan Eight station on Mokra Gora) built for one of his movies.

As of 2017, the train popularly named "Ćira" but officially called "Nostalgia", still runs only on the route Mokra Gora-argan Vitasi-Mokra Gora, with occasionally running to Viegrad. During the snowy periods, it runs only from Mokra Gora to Jatare. In 2017 season it had 75,000 visitors, out of which 25,000 were foreign tourists.

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